The Toronto Student Transportation Group is an initiative between both the Toronto Catholic District School Board and the Toronto District School Board. Our goal is to ensure the health and safety of our students through various modes of transportation and to help families make informed decisions regarding their transportation choices when accessing education here in Toronto.
October brings beautiful fall colours and School Bus Safety Week.
This year School Bus Safety Week runs October 17 – 21, 2016.
We encourage all schools with buses to bring these timely reminders to their bus students during
School Bus Safety Week and throughout the year.
Be on time at your bus stop (be 5 minutes early)
Wait safely at your stop (stay off the road and private property)
Go to the bus only after it has come to a complete stop
Enter the bus one at a time (Hold the handrail)
Stay seated in your bus seat
Talk quietly to your bus neighbours
Remain in your seat until the bus has come to a complete stop at your school or bus stop
Hold the handrail when leaving the bus
Walk away from the bus onto the sidewalk or driveway
If you have to cross the street wait 10 steps ahead of the bus for the driver to signal the way is clear
Cross directly to the other side and check for cars as you cross
October 19th, 2016—School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
At the core of student safety is our school bus drivers. Please remember to offer a word of thanks to them for the extremely important job they do for our students each and every day.
Buster the talking school bus
will be visiting some of our schools
during School Bus Safety week.